de la Reina, Spain
Museu de Ceràmica, Barcelona
Photo by Guillém Fernández
Potters in Talavera de la Reina, Spain, were famous for their
polychrome Renaissance style pottery, and the name of their
town became permanently associated with tin-glazed earthenware.
Manises was known for its lusterware and Seville for its tilework.
Mexican potters in Puebla developed a blue-on-white style
so successful that it persisted for two centuries, while Guanajuato
became known for its colorful floral designs. The particular
characteristics of the ceramics from each of these areas illustrate
the artistic excellence of the potters and painters as well
as the diversity that was possible within the single medium